Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Brooklyn Primary: Jeffries, Velazquez, Clarke, Long UPDATED

* At midnight Hakeem Jeffries was leading by a huge percentage in the primary for Brooklyn's 8th Congressional District: 72 percent vs. Charles Barron's 28 percent. These figures held steady at 2 a.m.  (National Journal)
2 a.m. UPDATE: Barron calls for a recount! NY Daily News

* NY1 declares Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez the winner in the Democratic primary for the Congress seat in Brooklyn's 7th District. At midnight Velazquez had 62 percent of the vote, vs. 25 percent for Erik Dilan; 10 percent for Dan O'Connor; and 3 percent for George Martinez.
2 a.m. UPDATE: The NY Times updates these figures:  Velazquez has 58 percent; Dilan at 31 percent; O'Connor at 8 percent; and Martinez at almost 3 percent.

* The Working Families Party reported that Yvette Clarke won in the 9th District (Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Flatbush, Brownsville Prospect Park and Sheepshead Bay) against opponent Sylvia Kinard.
2 a.m. UPDATE:  Clarke at 88 percent; Kinard at 12 percent.

* Hoping to challenge Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand were three Republicans: Bob Turner, a member of the House (Brooklyn /Queens);. Wendy E. Long, a Manhattan lawyer; and George Maragos, the Nassau County comptroller. At 1 a.m., the NY Times calls it for Long. 

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